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Apr 1, 2020 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee welcomes Kristen Houser to discuss her work in animal communication. She shares her process and journey and provides insights for accessing intuition, including immersion learning for telepathy, pacing lessons from plants, coping with doubts and community pushback, and expanding belief in what's possible. She discusses the value of taking a celebratory approach to nature and what the animals can teach us about moving through times of crisis with grace. She closes by channeling a helpful,...
Topics: animal communication, telepathy, animal medium, whale message, animal channel, animal medicine,...
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Mar 20, 2020 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee discuss living with fear, different ways to observe and approach fear, and managing the inner world when the outer world is in chaos through a creative or spiritual practice. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, they explore the value of an observational approach to fear, examine potential benefits of fear, and discuss ways to harness compassion for oneself and others through acceptance and humor. They discuss the unifying nature of crisis, share a channeled message of hope, and...
Topics: fear, frequency, COVID-19, coronavirus, emotional management, coping with fear, mindfulness,...
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Mar 4, 2020 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary welcomes musician Libby Dorot of OSLEE to discuss the power of music and mantra. She talks about her own journey into music and creativity as divine communion, her new album, and the importance of developing practices that make you feel held. They dive into many fascinating topics like white tantra, kundalini, the diamond light lineage, and healing cultural trauma and victimhood on a personal level.  The force behind OSLEE is Libby Dorot, a classically trained singer and pianist,...
Topics: music, mantra, kundalini, oslee, interview libby dorot, intentional living, intentionists, singing,...
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Feb 20, 2020 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee discuss the joys and challenges of shifting an isolating, competitive attitude toward one of connective collaboration. They explore Aquarian Age principles, harnessing compassionate energy to work well with others, and using creative collaboration to create abundance in all areas of life. They share insights from their recent personal collaborations, including the importance of surrounding ourselves with uplifting inspiration, how to recognize the wounded divine...
Topics: collaboration, working together, competition, toxic competition, comparison, aquarian age, Yogi...
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Dec 18, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary welcomes master numerologist Remington Donovan to examine the numerical energy of the coming year and decade. He discusses compassion and acceptance as a hallmark of four energy and 2020 as a year of four-giveness, unconditional love and blessings. They explore the virtues and vices associated with the number four, then dive into what the energy of two and twenty has in store for the decade. They talk about the gifts and challenges of the death-rebirth energy of the upcoming eclipse...
Topics: numerology, 2020 numerology, numbers, Qabalah, Remington Donovan interview, four numerology, 4, two...
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Dec 12, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee and Hilary examine focus and freedom through the lens of the Five of Wands Tarot card and Sagittarius Zodiac sign. They first discuss the card as a symbol of scattered, conflicting energy and focus and flexibility as remedies for this state. They explore facets of competition and opposition and how acting from frenzied fear rather than focus sabotages our best efforts. Then, they delve into the hallmarks of expansive, adaptable Sagittarius energy, including different forms exploration and...
Topics: Sagittarius, Sagittarius season, expansion, exploration, spirituality, astrology, zodiac, tarot,...
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Hilary welcomes Theatre Practitioner, Museum Creator, Producer & Writer Jolie Booth to discuss theater and creativity as a spiritual path. Jolie details her journey into theater and fooling, beginning with a near death experience as a child, and discusses the fool archetype and its role in speaking uncomfortable truths. She shares her experiences conducting question-based circle plays designed to merge the inner and outer infinities, and speaks about the power of group ceremony and the...
Topics: theater, theatre, fooling, shamanic path, circle play, spirituality, creativity, creative process,...
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Oct 31, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee and Hilary examine transformation through the lens of the Judgement Tarot card and Scorpio Zodiac sign. They first discuss the card as a symbol of inner reckoning and a step into the unknowns. They draw parallels to the fall season and how nature can comfort and lend perspective when transition feels painful. Then, they explore the hallmarks of watery, secretive Scorpio energy, including metamorphosis, sexuality, and intensity. Because scorpions are creatures that hide in the dark, they...
Topics: transformation, Scorpio, astrology, evolutionary astrology, zodiac, podcast, judgement, tarot,...
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Oct 8, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee examine balance, burdens, and the weight of responsibility through the lens of the Ten of Wands Tarot card and Libra Zodiac sign. They first discuss the card as a symbol of the burden of leadership and share helpful prompts to consider when life feels heavy and ways to edit needless complexity from our lives. Then they explore the hallmarks of airy Libra energy, including balance through extremes, intentional listening in relationships, and the building blocks of cooperative...
Topics: libra, astrology, zodiac, listening, relationships, intentional living, intentional listening,...
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Sep 6, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee and Hilary examine growth through the lens of the Princess of Disks Tarot card and Virgo Zodiac sign. They first discuss the card as a symbol of hidden reserves of strength and stability during transitional times and share helpful practices to access this inner strength along with creative prompts to engage with the archetype and assess the growth of our inner gardens. They explore earthy Virgo energy, including the positive, growth-promoting aspects of inferiority, health, a mythological...
Topics: virgo, zodiac, astrology, princess of disks, pentacles, tarot, inner strength, hidden strength,...
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Aug 2, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee examine hope and standing in our creative light through the lens of The Star Tarot card and Leo Zodiac sign. They first explore ways to access and understand hope in both light and dark times, revisit the triangle of dis-empowerment, discuss hope's relationship to the unknown and action, and share personal strategies for rekindling hope during states of depression through creative exercises and seeking help. Then they dive into fiery, Leo energy and themes of self-confidence,...
Topics: hope, star, tarot, anne lamott, rebecca solnit, seeking help, art as medicine, creativity,...
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Jul 18, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee and Hilary have a lively discussion on both the theories behind and practice of creativity. They explore shifting their perspective to emphasize growth and the process over the product when creating, attention in everyday life as a creative act, and what happens when you carry the intention to create and seek inspiration. They examine the fear factors involved with creating, including the fear of change, failure, and fear of opening yourself to negative forces. They discuss art as...
Topics: creativity, creative confidence, fear of failure, fear of change, creative living, growth mindset,...
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Jul 3, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee and Hilary discuss the watery themes of connection, relationships, emotions and ego through the lens of the two of cups tarot card and the cancer zodiac sign. They share thoughts on partnership and insights from Brene Brown on how self-love, vulnerability, and our own worthiness beliefs operate together to determine the quality of our connections. Aimee tells a wildly synchronistic story that illustrates the unseen forces that connect us and explores the reflective aspects of the number...
Topics: connection, cancer, astrology, tarot, two of cups, two of chalices, love, synchronicity,...
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Jun 19, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee welcomes writer Kacie Main to discuss the insight in emotions like fear, seeing life as a teammate rather than an opponent, and replacing old habits using the power of emotions. Kacie shares helpful thoughts on the three steps needed to foster true connection with both ourselves and loved ones, and reveals why "why" is her favorite question. They discuss defining and redefining success for ourselves, managing expectations, and the power of keeping our word and taking things one...
Topics: asking why, habits, fear, personal development, creative process, writer, Kacie Main interview,...
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Jun 5, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee and Hilary discuss the power of details, discipline and duality through the lens of tarot and astrology. They begin by exploring the imagery on the Eight of Pentacles as a call to dedicate ourselves to the work of tending the garden of our creations with careful attention instead of perfectionism. They discuss taking ownership of our own success through disciplined work and share a therapeutic scent and beverage recipe for enhanced mental focus, which is a hallmark of airy, intellectual...
Topics: gemini, astrology, tarot, eight numerology, eight of pentacles, pentacles, symbolism, discipline,...
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May 22, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee explore questions around accessing the wisdom of great teachers without worshiping them or falling prey to their misdeeds. They discuss the role of teachers as initiators and give insights on learning from and honoring mentors, both dead and alive, without relinquishing personal power and becoming over dependent on them. From the charismatic cult-leader archetype to the responsibility to protect the vulnerable in systems where power rests with very few, they dive into questions...
Topics: teachers, mentors, personal empowerment, reclaim power, cult leaders, cults, gurus, charismatic...
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May 8, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee and Hilary discuss the need to retreat, rest and respect ourselves by examining our own inner relationship through the lens of tarot and astrology. They begin by exploring the imagery on the four of swords as a call to turn inward and relax so that we can gain the clarity and insight needed for further battles of growth. They discuss the art of flow in contrast to resistant effort, and how disciplined practices for grounding and creativity can provide beneficial containers to maximize...
Topics: Taurus, astrology, zodiac, venus, first chakra, relax, retreat, self-respect, self-love, security,...
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Apr 24, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary welcomes transformative leadership expert Mark Nicolson to discuss his work in leadership development and the role of psychedelic plant medicine in reconnecting us to the earth and raising collective awareness. He speaks of his journey in and out of an imperialistic matrix and how he now works to create spaces that enable people to give voice to the destructive parts of themselves so they can be re-purposed to align what they do with who they want to be. He shares the correlation between...
Topics: leadership, coaching, transformational leader, colonialism, narcissism, ayahuasca, plant medicine,...
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Apr 10, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee explore themes of freedom and becoming through the lens of tarot and astrology. They begin with a discussion of the symbols of self-imposed imprisonment on the Eight of Swords Tarot card and how our minds are limited by a lack of perspective, whether we're trying to control others in relationships, shedding an old belief system, or simply living in bondage to distraction. They share insights on freedom as a choice and antidote to ignorance and discuss it as a requirement of...
Topics: Aries, zodiac, astrology, imprisonment, mental slavery, mental freedom, eight of swords, air...
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Mar 27, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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In today's episode, Hilary welcomes evolutionary astrologer Tashi Powers to discuss what astrological patterns can teach us about ourselves as individuals and what they reveal about the trajectory of the collective. She discusses sharing, caring and inclusion as hallmarks of the Aquarian Age, and details her own experience into astrology, from seeing angels as a child, to studying Tibetan Buddhism and yoga, to meeting influential teachers like Joseph Campbell and Jeffrey Wolf Green. She shares...
Topics: Tashi Powers interview, evolutionary astrology, astrology, planetary frequencies, meditation,...
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Mar 20, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee and Hilary discuss the energy of the spring season and how to honor and celebrate this time of year with insights from traditions around the globe, sharing some practical applications along with a little magick and mythology so you can make the most of this fertile and exciting three month period before the Summer Solstice. They begin by discussing the qualities of spring and helpful mindsets and practices to align with the fresh energy, the spring equinox and how it is celebrated around...
Topics: spring, vernal equinox, spring equinox, Ostara, new year, egg symbol, pantheon, Stonehenge, spring...
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Mar 13, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee explore courage and balance in the face of anxiety as part of the ever-evolving spiritual human experience from the standpoint of tarot and astrology. They begin by discussing the symbolic meaning of the nine of wands tarot card and how it played out in their personal experiences regarding their creative and spiritual work this month. From creativity overload to first-time therapy upheaval, they speak about feelings of overwhelm as a message and opportunity to adapt in...
Topics: Pisces, astrology, natal chart, rising sign, sun sign, moon sign, tarot, symbols, nine of wands,...
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Feb 27, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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In today's episode, Aimee welcomes expert empathy translator Emily McDowell to discuss her personal journey reinventing her career and life through establishing her globally recognized greeting card company and the mental and spiritual evolution that has unfolded along the way. She details her unexpected, high-speed path from the advertising world to entrepreneurship and shares hard-won wisdom on how untangling her sense of self worth from a 'hustle' mentality has made all the difference in...
Topics: Emily McDowell interview, empathy, self-worth, identity, hustle mentality, integrate spirituality,...
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Feb 20, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary talks with author, mother, and special needs advocate Amy Webb about her upcoming children's book, "When Charley met Emma," a book about a little boy who meets a little girl at the playground with limb differences. This delightful book will help kids think about disability, kindness, and how to behave when they meet someone who is different from them.   Amy speaks raw and honestly about the day that she found out that her daughter would be born with four limb abnormalities...
Topics: special needs, disability, differences, author, creative process, publishing journey, spirituality,...
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Feb 13, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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In today's episode, Aimee chats with screenwriter Paula Redlefsen about exploring and sharing our inner emotional landscapes through creativity, embracing and examining complexity in writing and in life, and both creating and destroying stories as a spiritual practice. They begin with a discussion on the liberating function of creative expression and navigating the strong emotions and obstacles along the way. Paula shares insights on integrating masculine dramatic storytelling and feminine epic...
Topics: creativity, creative process, screenwriter, screenwriting, interview Paula Redlefsen, complexity,...
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Feb 6, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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This week we explore the energy of Aquarius season, what the age of Aquarius is all about and how the reflective qualities of the Moon help us to shed light on our darkest places. Friendly, creative, but unpredictable (think air and wind), Aquarius energy helps us to be independent, innovative, and community oriented. We discuss the Greek, Egyptian, and Sumerian myths associated with the water-bearer Aquarius. Then we explore how our feelings and inner nudges can act as flood metaphors – when...
Topics: moon, flood, Aquarius, waterbearer, greek, soul, spirit, journey, discovery, water element, air...
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Jan 30, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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It's our one year anniversary week here on The Intentionists Podcast, and we are celebrating by reflecting back on the wisdom we have gained from the guests who have shared their stories and expertise with us. We revisit our top ten takeaways from our guests starting with transition and the impact that story has on personal growth with Raven Haymond, the key to resiliency with Emmanuel Escamilla, and Peyote Mythology with Maria Abad. Then we demystify Shamanism with Dannielle Bryan, discuss...
Topics: top 10, interview, lisa lister, remington donovan, sarah kay hoffman, agutsygirl, transformational...
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Jan 23, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Dark nights/Spiritual Awakenings come as unintentional rites of passage, so why is the magical enlightenment so often fraught with accompanying pain and depression? This week the Intentionists discuss the correlation between spiritual awakenings and dark nights of the soul as well as how to weather the storm, release the suffering, and embrace the experience. They discuss the characteristics in common with all the mystical traditions like union with the spiritual essence of the universe, inner...
Topics: dark night of the soul, personal evolution, spiritual growth, dark night, awakening, spiritual...
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Audrey O’Brien had a thriving Floral Business, a big house in the city, and six fantastic kids. She also had a crumbling marriage and a rare neuromuscular disease. In today's episode, she shares her story of how radical minimalism (living in a bus with her family in a remote mountain town), and discovering how to breathe through Kundalini yoga practices, healed her body and her marriage while simultaneously changing how she approached parenting and viewed family. In this discussion, Audrey...
Topics: breathing, breathe, breath, breathwork, Kundalini yoga, meditation, kundalini practice, morning...
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Jan 9, 2019 Intentionists Podcast
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Capricorn Season is upon us! Have you ever wondered how the sea-goat influences your daily life? "So the unwanting soul sees what’s hidden, and the ever-wanting soul sees only what it wants." Ursula Le Guin’s rendition of the Tao te Ching In Episode 43, Hilary and Aimee discuss how you can connect with the momentum of Capricorn's ambition and determination while practicing non-attachment. They explore the use of symbolic frameworks like Tarot cards and Astrology as guides for...
Topics: capricorn, tarot, vision, hanged man, letting go, non-attachment, yoga, meditation, Saturn, Saturn...
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Dec 26, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee discuss creating and manifesting an intentional vision for life, the new year, or specific projects. They share the visioning ritual they did to plan the Intentionists Podcast for the upcoming year, including a cacao ceremony, vision painting, and 12 month tarot card read. They discuss the importance of expanding your vision beyond limiting beliefs and the disruption that can happen as your vision evolves, coping with overwhelm and your inner critical voice, and different ways...
Topics: manifesting, manifest dreams, vision, vision painting, intentional life, cacao, new year...
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Dec 19, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee and Hilary discuss the qualities of the winter season and practices to nourish ourselves and embrace the subdued winter energy. They talk about the evolution of gift-giving, winter solstice traditions around the globe, and 'times of fallow' in farming as a metaphor for spiritual life. They explore seasonal parallels to our bodies, winterizing according to Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic teachings, the need for strong boundaries this time of year, and the process of navigating the holidays...
Topics: winter energy, winter season, winter solstice, solstice rituals, global winter traditions, holiday...
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Dec 12, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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In part 2 of Hilary's discussion with numerologist Remington Donovan, they explore the myth that your life purpose has to be what you do to earn money and discuss new ways to exist in the business world. They talk about the shifts that can be created by individuals showing up in an authentic way and what to expect for 2019 according to Numerology. Remington shares fascinating mystical insights like the energetic qualities of the number 3 for 2019, and how to move away from the Piscean Age...
Topics: numerology, 2019 predictions, number 3, 3 numerology, astrology, tarot, spirituality, spiritual...
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Dec 5, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Diving deep into esoteric ideologies, Hilary chats with master numerologist and astrologer Remington Donovan about Magic, Magick, and the mystery school traditions. They clarify misconceptions around the various forms of magic, discuss mystical Qabalah as a road map, and explore how it intersects with Astrology, Tarot and Numerology. Remington also shares insights on opening up to fundamental mystery school concepts and ways to weave them into your daily life. Remington Donovan is a Master...
Topics: magic, magick, mystery school, mystical kabbalah, qabalah, magician, astrology, numerology, tarot,...
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The menstrual magic continues in Part 2 of our interview with writer and feminine advocate Lisa Lister. Today she and Aimee discuss having the courage to share taboo topics openly, breaking the pattern of fear, and reconnecting with our womb space. Lisa shares powerful insights on cultivating healthy sexuality, how men fit into the female reclamation discussion, and practical ways to bridge the mind-womb gap and explore our lady landscapes through breathing and movement practices. They close by...
Topics: cycle, menstrual cycle, cyclic superpowers, reconnect, moon cycle, menstrual awareness, feminine...
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Writer and feminine advocate Lisa Lister joins Hilary and Aimee to discuss menstrual magic and unlocking our cyclic superpowers in today's interview. She shares womanly wisdom about our cycles as a means of purification and self-knowledge, her own experience reconnecting to her cyclic wisdom, and how the womb space is a medicine bowl of creative potential. She also discusses the value in reclaiming the names of our lady parts, different ways to show up as a woman in charged times and...
Topics: cyclic wisdom, menstrual cycle, menstrual health, female wisdom, feminine superpowers, menstrual...
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Nov 14, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee discuss intentional media consumption and share helpful tips to optimize both the quantity and quality of information we consume. They examine the problem of mental gluttony and the role of human bias in content creation and selection, then touch on the difference between curating information thoughtfully and fear-based censorship. They close with some perspective on the constant mental narrative we feed ourselves and a call to explore the potential that lies in the time we...
Topics: media, curating content, conscious consumption, intentional screen time, intention, consuming...
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Oct 24, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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This week we continue our series on cycles by discussing ways to honor and connect with our circadian rhythm. We touch on the triple goddess archetype as a tool to bring awareness and balance to each day, share tips on maximizing sleep, and discuss the crucial act of dreaming as part of the sleep cycle and its link to depression. We also discuss the dark side of cycles in the form of negative mental habits, how to break unhelpful patterns and pose questions on how cycles operate in the cultural...
Topics: sleep, circadian rhythm, triple goddess, awareness, balance, archetypes, mindfulness, cycles, sleep...
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Sarah Kay Hoffman joins Hilary in the first episode in our series on cycles. Today they discuss the life-death-rebirth cycles that occur across our different life stages, especially focusing on being intentional with endings so that there is space for new phases to begin.  Sarah shares her personal journey through colitis, infertility, foster adoption, and building and releasing businesses, which has given her some hard-won wisdom on letting go, courage to discuss sensitive topics openly, and...
Topics: cycles, life-death-rebirth, life stages, infertility, colitis, SIBO, intention, intentional...
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Oct 10, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee shares her insights and stories on embracing the wonder of the present moment and navigating skillfully using the mundane messages that surround us in this audio recording from our first Facebook Live mini-workshop. She shares personal stories of synchronicity and signposts along her own path, both through the adventure of moving to a foreign country and the tragedy of divorce. She explores the role of intuition and playfulness in creating an intentional dialogue between our outer and...
Topics: wonder, intention, mindfulness, present moment, play, synchronicity, intuition, as above so below,...
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Aimee welcomes former corporate lawyer, inspirational speaker and thought leader Lara Rathod to discuss navigating uncertainty, cultivating openness and following your curiosity beyond your comfort zone. They talk about the pressure around 'finding your passion' and trusting the exploratory process. They explore the balance between logic and spirituality and following the breadcrumbs toward wonder. Lara also shares a transformational strategy that has reframed her internal dialogue and the...
Topics: curiosity, synchronicity, openness, awakening, navigating uncertainty, uncertainty, follow...
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Blogger Lettie Cooper of SimpleSouliving joins Aimee a second time to discuss self love. They explore the differences between self-love and self-care and why we need both, her personal self-love strategies of meditation, journaling, mindful dishwashing and dog-walking, and the line between using and abusing facilitators of self love, whether they come in the form of religious beliefs, friends, romantic partners, or therapy. They dive into the illusions of control, comfort, and fear and share...
Topics: self love, self care, self-love, depression, self love strategies, self help, personal development,...
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Sep 19, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee discuss the Autumn Equinox, the energy of the fall season, its impact on our bodies, harvest mythology and celebrations around the world, and ways to align and flow with the gifts the season has to offer. They dive into the qualities of vata season as described in Ayurveda and touch on how the metal season is viewed in traditional Chinese medicine. Then, they explore several equinox traditions around the globe and the Greek legend of Persephone and Demeter. They end the episode...
Topics: fall, autumn, alignment, align with seasons, vata, metal, Ayurveda, dosha, equinox, mabon,...
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Sep 12, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Today Hilary interviews Aimee about the process of selling her belongings and moving to Mexico with her family. They discuss the importance of intention and conviction when making major life changes, making space for growth, minimizing belongings to maximize experience and the ever-evolving identity crisis that occurs along the way. Aimee shares what she learned from living as an expat in Mexico and tells personal stories about confronting issues of control, navigating a foreign country with...
Topics: minimalism, expat life, expat, moving, life change, Mexico, identity crisis, IBS, irritable bowel...
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Sep 5, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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This week Aimee welcomes Roxi Patino to discuss self actualization and ayahuasca medicine. She takes us on a journey of radical life change that illustrates the potential of research-based action coupled with the mind-blowing magic of intuition and spiritual receptivity. They begin by discussing the catalysts for Roxi's personal transformation, biohacking, and how the concept of attachment plays a role in the process. She shares her experiences taking ayahuasca 5 times in the past year and her...
Topics: ayahuasca, plant medicine, healing, biohacking, forgiveness, pachamama, spirituality, spiritual...
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Hilary and Aimee talk about the history, legends and lore of Glastonbury, a magical land thought to be the place where the Holy Grail was buried by Joseph of Arimathea, as well as the former Isle of Avalon where Kind Arthur, Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table lived. Hilary shares her recent journey through the town, climbing Glastonbury Tor, visiting the Glastonbury Lady chapel and the dedicated Goddess Temple. They also discuss the impact of female deities, public ritual, sacred...
Topics: Glastonbury, sacred space, public rituals, legends, Arthurian legends, Knights of the round table,...
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Today Aimee chats with blogger and women's circle enthusiast Lettie Cooper about the power of women gathering and speaking their truths. They discuss the history and future of this movement, what it means for men, and the specifics of leading and attending women's circles. Lettie shares her experiences with vulnerable truth-speaking through both her circles and blog and reveals how she overcomes fear and the unexpected consequences of sharing her inner world with others. They conclude with a...
Topics: Truth, vulnerability, personal growth, women's work, women's circles, feminist movement, social...
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Jul 25, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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For thousands of years people have used sound as a way to gather, celebrate and sanctify, and this week Hilary and Aimee are back together to explore all the ways sound is used for healing. They discuss the history of music therapy and sound waves, and ways to use music to amplify your mediation practice. If you've ever been curious about the healing power of sound or wanted to understand the energetic impact of drumming, chimes, sound bowls, EDM and tuning forks, this is the episode you don't...
Topics: sound healing, healing, soundwaves, 432 tuning, meditation, sound bowls, shamanic journey, trance,...
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Today our topic explores the idea of exposure and how life can dramatically shift when our perception of what's possible shifts through exposure to education, other faiths, and different ways of life and thinking. Hilary and Emmanuel Escamilla discuss resilience, how faith can exist in secular society, humility and gratitude as a spiritual practice, and creating interfaith dialogues to mend the growing culture of division. Emmanuel Escamilla grew up sharing a room with his mother in a trailer...
Topics: education, exposure, resilience, interfaith discussion, faith, spiritual practice, gratitude,...
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Jul 11, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Today, Aimee chats with Kim McPherson, the WellNurse about her journey to creating her ideal life. They explore the power of intention, the tools and specifics of manifesting your dreams, how to cope when fear and self-doubt arise, and the bridge between physical and spiritual health. Kim also shares her love for cacao, using your gifts to serve others, and intuitive nutrition. An ex ICU nurse from Australia, Kim journeyed through adrenal burnout, quitting her job, healing herself, and finally...
Topics: intention, dream life, manifestation, manifest dreams, intentional life, reinvention, women's...
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Jul 4, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Today Hilary talks faith transitions, allowing space for self discovery, and living a global life with Alyne Tamir, creator of Girls Gone Global, a popular Facebook community with over 30k members and the Dear Alyne Facebook channel which has over 18 million views. She creates videos as she travels all over the world full-time, exploring topics ranging from women's empowerment and animal advocacy, to medical tourism and immigration. To learn more about Alyne, check out her Facebook and...
Topics: travel, globetrotter, travel full-time, dearAlyne, self discovery, explore, global citizen, girls...
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Jun 28, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Episode 21 delves into the spectrum of emotions and personal experience of running a business with two amazing entrepreneurs with a lot of hard-won wisdom. CEO Courtney Brown chats with Hilary about things like coping with stress as an entrepreneur, working mom guilt, and women changing the culture of business. They also discuss the collective movement of women coming together in supportive circles, seeking and accepting support, and overcoming a scarcity mindset. There is a ton of insightful...
Topics: business, intention, intentionists, intentionists podcast, CEO, cents of style, fashion business,...
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Jun 20, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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This is part two of our interview with Yin Yang Yoga expert Maria Abad. Today, she talks with Aimee about the mythology of the Huichol tribe and her time living among them in the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico. She recounts her experiences in traditional peyote ceremonies and how their traditions are evolving today under threat of destruction of their sacred sites and the peyote plant. They discuss symbolism, the power of group rituals, and allowing the natural world to be your teacher. ...
Topics: huichol, mythology, peyote, peyote ceremony, peyote religion, huichol art, indigenous culture,...
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Jun 13, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Today our guest Maria Abad talks with Aimee about Taoist philosophy in yoga, covering the similarities and differences between these Eastern spiritual traditions and their application to the natural elements and seasonal cycles. She shares her practical wisdom on living in balance with nature and its yin and yang qualities. They also delve into environmental concerns with the ocean and climate and conclude by exploring spiritual health and its archenemy, the ego. Maria is originally from...
Topics: Yin Yang, Taoism, Taoist Yoga, Yin Yang Yoga, Chinese philosophy, 5 elements, balance, creating...
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Jun 6, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee discuss grounding and leaning into the high energy of the summer season with clear intentions. They cover global rituals surrounding the summer solstice, solar deities, and how our bodies are influenced by the cycle of seasons. Then they examine ways to be intentional about cultivating awareness and flexibility so you can be present and enjoy the next few months to the fullest! 
Topics: summer, summer season, summer solstice, seasonal alignment, rituals, intentions, intention setting,...
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May 23, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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This guided meditation is designed to provide deep relaxation and bring awareness to your connection with the Earth. Intentionists Podcast co-host Aimee guides you on a journey deep below the layers to find the place where your essence merges with the heart of Mother Earth. Listen to the podcast at https://intentionists.com for conversations that explore intuitive development and spiritual health through the lens of ancient and modern mythology, interviews with seekers from different...
Topics: guided meditation, meditation, deep relaxation, journey, journey meditation, body awareness, stress...
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Today Aimee talks with Raven Haymond about the role of story in life transitions. They discuss childbirth, change, claiming your voice, faith transitions, and learning to nurture and honor yourself while accepting other people and paths. Raven is a doctoral student in American Studies at Penn State University. Specifically, her work engages with folklore, ethnography, and gender studies. A mother to four young children, Raven is a trained birth doula and childbirth educator. Her academic...
Topics: childbirth, birth, transition, life transition, story, Inanna, personal growth, personal...
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In Episode 16 we talk Sex, Tantric Yoga, and harnessing Masculine/Feminine energy and vulnerability with Lela Weinert. Lela is an author, speaker, and coach who helps women increase health and beauty in their lives by offering them tools and support that are unique to their own personal path in womanhood. She coaches privately, in groups, and offers workshops on a variety of topics that pertain to physical, intellectual, and spiritual nourishment. Her book, “Shopping Through Womanhood: An...
Topics: tantra, tantric yoga, love, self-love, healing, self-help, sex, divine sexuality, heart, ballroom,...
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May 2, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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In episode 15 Hilary and Aimee discuss the Ages of the Zodiac, what they mean throughout history and what to expect during the Age of Aquarius (now!) There are twelve astrological ages corresponding to the twelve zodiacal signs in western astrology. An astrological age is a time period in astrologic theology that parallels major changes in the development of humanity particularly relating to culture, society, and politics. The length of one cycle of twelve ages is 25,860 years. So take a...
Topics: astrological ages, zodiac ages, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Pisces, Aquarius, new age, age...
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Apr 25, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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The Intentionists discuss the Magic and Mythology of Color and what it means across different cultures and religions, as well as its biological and psychological impact on us. Hilary and Aimee dive into to Chromatherapy, Kirilian Photography, and Feng Shui. They give a brief history of the uses of color within various religions and how they weave in with the Chakra System. And if you are interested in experimenting with color in manifesting or healing they round out the episode with a...
Topics: color symbolism, color associations, color therapy, chromatherapy, color psychology, color...
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Apr 18, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee discuss synchronicity, the symbolism behind the number 13, and Rome before diving into helpful tips and their own experiences and struggles with mindful, intuitive eating. They cover elements of a healthy relationship to food, the 7 types of hunger, identifying unmet emotional needs behind cravings, and intentional eating exercises. Listen in for some useful, non-dogmatic mindful eating ideas sprinkled between Hilary’s magical voyage to Rome and Aimee’s steak experiment.
Topics: mindful eating, intuitive eating, eating meditation, healthy, well-being, Rome, synchronicity, 13,...
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Apr 11, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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In this episode Dannielle Bryan takes us on a journey through the Medicine Wheel and teaches how to apply it to life. The healing work of the south is learning how to shed the skin one wears, the West explores the shadow places, the North discovers souls journey beyond the roles one identifies with, and the East is communing with the collective and oneness. Dannielle talks karma and gives great context for those unfamiliar with the Eastern concept beyond "What goes around, comes...
Topics: medicine wheel, north, south, east, west, four directions, four winds, energy medicine, shamanism,...
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Apr 3, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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This week we are happy to welcome back Dannielle Bryan, who is a Master Practitioner of Shamanic Energy Medicine and has practiced for over 17 years. In this episode, Hilary interviews Dannielle about Shamanism, specifically the South American Incan lineage that she practices and the perceptual states and their animal symbols as taught by this earth medicine tradition. They also dive into topics like cultural appropriation, hierarchy, and how Dannielle found herself on this path, from early...
Topics: shaman, shamanism, earth medicine, energy medicine, inca, perceptual states, animal symbols,...
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Mar 28, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Aimee interviews Danny Schreiber, the musician-turned-engineer-turned-tattoo artist who also happens to be her husband. They explore the many lives and identities he has assumed so far and discuss self worth, the impact of identifying with the roles you play, and how dropping those masks makes room for authentic exploration and decision-making. He shares his experiences, both tragic and triumphant of moving in and out of the military, music scene, divorce, software world, jiu-jitsu,...
Topics: authenticity, identity, identity crisis, awareness, persona, masks, personal evolution, self-worth,...
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Mar 21, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee interview Shamanic Practitioner and energy expert Dannielle Bryan on energetic anatomy and why it matters for the fourth episode in our Be Your Own Healer Series. We discuss the chakra system, tips on how to do your own energy healing and what to do when you encounter energy vampires. Dannielle provides insight on what we can do to stop attracting people who drain our energy and how to turn the mirror on oursleves so we can make a different choice and step out of the cycle.
Topics: energy anatomy, chakras, energy, energy healing, energetic, shamanism, chakra system, energy...
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Mar 13, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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This episode focuses on how you can turn your physical space — your home, office, bedroom, or anywhere you are into sacred space, so you can approach your life from a cleansed and centered place.  We talk about tools that can be used to create sacred space and their history across cultures, specifically 'smudging' using incense and sage. We share our experiences using these methods and a legend explaining the origins of sage.  “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and...
Topics: sacred space, invoke, create, healing space, healing, self-help, incense, how to smudge, smudging,...
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Today we continue our "Be your own Healer" Series with our very first Interview! Hilary talks with Kaycie Hall, the owner and amazing teacher behind Elevate Community Yoga and she offers some fantastic insight to her process of starting and building her business by focusing on community. They discuss the benefits of yoga, creating a business in the face of tragedy or fear, forging an authentic path, and what Kaycie does to stay grounded in the midst of it all. For those of you who are...
Topics: podcast, intentionists, business, yoga, yoga business, yoga studio, fear, entrepreneur, business...
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Feb 28, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Be Your Own Healer Series: Undoing the myth of perfection and addressing the negative voice in our heads. This week we talk about the pervasive influence of living in a curated world, from social and mass media to cultural and family programming, and how that has cultivated a story that we honor about the need to be perfect.  What do you do once you realize you are wrong in your beliefs about inadequacy and are the only one responsible for your life? We explore self love and the mental...
Topics: intention, perfection, healing, self love, myth, perfectionism, mental health, emotional health,...
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Feb 20, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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We wrap up our Intuition Series by diving into all things woo. Cards, palmistry, energy healing, crystals and how the Intuitive Arts have evolved through time. We discuss misconceptions and fear around the concepts, and why the resurgence in popularity is helping us to tap into the divine feminine. As always, we talk about our own experiences with cards and how we feel they’ve helped us connect to our higher power. 
Topics: intuition, tarot cards, oracle cards, palmistry, intuitive development, energy healing, crystals,...
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Feb 19, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary takes you on a journey to meet your higher self in this guided meditation released as part of our podcast series on intuition. Music: "Peace" by Lee Rosevere.
Topics: guided meditation, meditation, higher self, intuition, inner wisdom
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Feb 13, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Today we are talking about ways to develop and trust our intuitive abilities. We begin with an account of a personal intuitive experiment then discuss ways to strengthen intuitive muscles, like meditation, dreamwork, sensory sensitivity, and creative activities.
Topics: meditation, dreams, sensitivity, creativity, intuitive development, Intentions, spirituality
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Feb 6, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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What is your Intuitive Superpower? An exploration of “The Clairs.”   In this episode we discuss Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, Claircognizance and the of the misconceptions, preconceived notions, and programming around how Spirit/God/higher self speaks to you.   If you are a person who has been going through a “spiritual awakening” of sorts you may already be aware of how these modes of communicating with yourself/higher power play out in your reality.  But if you are...
Topics: spirituality, intuition, clairvoyance, clairaudience, claircognizance, clairsentience, intuitive,...
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Jan 30, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee discuss intuition and its importance from a historical, mythological, and psychological standpoint.
Topics: intuition, Intentionists Podcast, intuition definition, spirituality, inner wisdom, Vasalisa,...
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Jan 28, 2018 Intentionists Podcast
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Hilary and Aimee discuss the who, what, and why of the Intentionists Podcast, giving a brief background of their exit from the LDS (Mormon) church and entrance into the realm of untethered spiritual exploration.
Topics: Intuition, spirituality, mythology, Intentional, Leaving Mormon church